Meet Baby Barrett!
Of course I'm so sorry for not being around and for not posting a proper birth announcement, ... Read more
Preggo update + exercise?
I'm so bummed that I've not been able to document this journey and share regular updates, but work has just been TOO busy and I am freakin' exhausted in the evenings! Seriously, I have barely swallowed my last bite of dinner b... Read more
Amazing! Psssst...there's a BABY in here!
We've decided to be surprised about the sex, so I don't h... Read more
Fibro flare, pathetic yoga attempt and back to work!
I've been off work since the Friday before Labor Day, and man, was it a busy week or so!
I mostly unexpectedly had my 12-year-old cousin over for the weekend before the holiday. She had asked the week before but I didn't think I could swin... Read more
Dilemma: "wake-up" pic while pregnant! Help!
We're almost back from an awesome weekend in and around Pittsburgh for a good friend's wedding! (Well, another 2 hours through Indiana.) The informal reception at a beautiful park was fun, and it was great to see our friend and finally meet his ... Read more
I'm 17 weeks pregnant today!
I had my regular 16-week checkup with my midwife yesterday, and she is pleased with my 3-pound weight gain. That's TOTAL so far, and I've been freaking out a little because at my last visit she told me she want... Read more
Prego safe! Mixed greens, scallions, cucumbers and avocados, topped with broiled salmon and jasmine rice, garnished with toasted sesame seeds and crushed seaweed sheets, a... Read more
Long overdue update, including some BIG news!
Hello, Spark Friends!
I sure do miss all you guys. I've been just barely showing up around here for way too long.
Most recently, that is because life is just crazy-busy (as it is for us all), but also because I am trying to redefine ... Read more
FitBit Flex might be crazy :(
Or it could be me, of course. But it's only my second day with it, and I'm super frustrated!
Yesterday it seemed to be doing a few weird things, but since it was the first day and I was just setting it up and such, I decided to mostly ignor... Read more
NOT "diet"-friendly, but my hubby made it for me! First time we've had gumbo since I stopped eating gluten, so ... 2-3 years?!
His go-to recipe (which he only ever uses... Read more
Synopsis: I am a mess but determined to get back on track. Read on if you care about any of the details. If not, no hard feelings! This is mostly me trying to get my head together. And besides, I'm sure you've heard the sob st... Read more
Bike meets car - but I'm fine!
I was about halfway home on my bicycle on Tuesday evening when, waiting behind two cars at a stoplight, I was rear-ended by another car! I had no idea what was happening at first! I just remember being crashed into from behind and sort of gaspin... Read more
I gave blood! And an impromptu gift
I'm actually a regular blood donor, but the past year or two, I've been encountering iron levels that are too low, and I have to walk away all sad and dejected. (They are clinically fine, just not high enough to give away any blood safely.) And ... Read more
Another reason not to eat foods with labels...
Labels can be wrong!
I found these great gluten-free cookies recently -- more like biscuits, r... Read more
Curious reaction to awesome weight-loss news
I fear I am being a petty, judgmental hater here, but I just have to pose the question anyway:
How unfair does it feel that doing this weight management thing the "right" way sometimes yields the slowest and least dramatic results? I know I... Read more
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